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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are taking the first step toward reworking a live entertainment tax that many complain is confusing and filled with too many exemptions. The live entertainment tax generally applies to concerts, shows and sporting events. But the law includes a lengthy list of events that are exempt. Republican Sen. Ben Kieckhefer says the state needs to make sure its tax code is simpler and is capturing revenue appropriately.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say at least one person is dead and several others are injured after a multiple-vehicle crash at a busy intersection in northwest Las Vegas. An Officer says the injured have been taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries, and investigators have closed the intersection at Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor says a 19-year-old who uses the online name "Famed God" is jailed in Las Vegas pending transfer in custody to Illinois on felony charges stemming from a false 911 report of a murder at a Naperville, Illinois, home. Prosecutors says Brandon Willson of Las Vegas faces charges that could get him up to five years in prison.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State regulators have ordered independent tests of NV Energy's smart meters as part of a probe into whether they pose a fire hazard. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the Public Utilities Commission decided to launch the inquiry in October after Reno and Sparks fire chiefs identified a string of fires they say started at a residential smart meter or the electrical panel into which it was plugged.

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